Ryan Laverty

Co-founder and COO

As the former founder of a training company, Ryan loves all things copywriting, learning design, and using innovative technology to inspire change.

Blog Posts

The Age of Adaptive Learning

The way we approach learning, as organizations, sets us up for failure. Training needs are changing rapidly, while our approach to training is stuck in the past. In learning, the only thing we can count on is that it will change again, leaving us with lower relevancy than ever before. Instead of trying to predict what content will be needed next, let’s ask what learning systems can be prepared for anything. Welcome to the Age of Adaptive Learning

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Who You Gonna Call? Onboarding the Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? If you're thinking "The Ghostbusters", you're probably familiar with the classic, crime-fighting group. As part of Arist's Text Message Course Competition, Ian Crook, an instructional designer at AWS, created a course for onboarding the Ghostbusters. The 10 day course covers every from Ghostbusters 101 to getting a team member set up on all things fighting ghosts.

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Becoming a Super Mega Boss

When it comes to building great leaders, Amy is a subject matter expert. She has over twenty years of experiencing keynoting and coaching top leadership conferences and executives. You've probably heard of the brands she works with, because they're some of the world's largest companies - from Apple to Deloitte. In her text message courses, Amy teaches everyone how to become a super mega boss.

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Using Texts to Find your Mojo

In times of uncertainty, it's completely normal to feel sad, stressed, and alone. More than ever, we all need a little help in finding or getting back into our mojo. Kristin Leydig Bryant, a leadership consultant and the founder of Clarity at Work, used the power of text message learning to do just that. Her course gives people actionable steps each day towards finding their mojo. We asked Kristin a few questions in an interview below. Comments in italics are from Ryan, our Head of Content.

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Nanolearning: The Future of Learning

The learners of tomorrow will learn more from snapchat than school, more from youtube than libraries, and more from Tik Tok than the NY times. They’ll get their information from short sound bites, just long enough to hold the minute-long attention spans of a generation that never knew life without smartphones. Welcome to nanolearning.

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Teaching Financial Literacy with Text

Many creators will write text message courses to teach new skills. Matt Jaekel, one of the first people to ever create a text message course, started out by delivering "Fun Facts" of the day to his high school students. In no time, they were actually asking to learn investing via text. We sat down with Matt to learn a little bit about his background and process for writing the course. Portions in italics are from Ryan, our head of content.

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What's In a Text Message Course?

In this video, Ryan Laverty, our Head of Content, gives a quick overview of what to think about when designing a text message course. For a more in-depth look at different course structures, see our post on How to Build a Text Message Course. A transcript of the video has been included below!

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